The West of Scotland Laboratory Genetics Department is a UKAS Accredited Medical Laboratory No. 8290
Head of Department: Nicola Williams, Consultant Clinical Scientist, 0141 354 9313 (internal 59313), [email protected]
All general enquiries to 0141 354 9330(59330)
Laboratory Genetics encompasses molecular pathology for the testing of acquired malignancy (solid tumours), molecular haematology for the testing of haematological malignancy and molecular genetics for the testing of inherited genetic disorders. The laboratory is situated on Level 2 of Laboratory Medicine Building at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, and forms part of the West of Scotland Genetic Services which also includes the Cytogenetics laboratory, the Biochemical Genetics laboratory and Clinical Genetics Service.
The laboratory is a member of the Scottish Genetics Laboratories Consortium and the Scottish Molecular Pathology Consortium, with laboratories also located in Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh. The laboratories in each of these four centres are funded by National Services Division of NHS Scotland and are commissioned to work together to provide a comprehensive genetics service, to the patients of Scotland. In addition, the laboratory is a member of the UK Genetic Testing Network (UKGTN) ensuring our patients have access to specialist genetic tests from other UK accredited laboratories following a referral from our Clinical Genetics Service.
For enquiries please contact Duty Scientist at :-
Full details of the service provided by the Lab can be found in the Laboratory Users Manual
Sending a sample for Genetic testing
Each request accepted by the laboratory for testing is considered an agreement between the user and laboratory.
Either a completed request form or a detailed letter must be sent with each patient sample. Forms can also be requested by telephoning the department on 0141 354 9330 or downloaded below.
As a minimum, two pieces of patient identifying information must be provided on both the form and the sample container, e.g. name and CHI number.
SPECIMENS MAY BE REJECTED if the form and the sample container do not have the same 2 patient identifiers.